power and torque explained
22 Oct 2018

What is power (kW) and torque (Nm)?

How many times have you read the word horsepower and had almost no idea what it actually means? We explain the difference between power and torque.

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buying a used car
18 Oct 2018

How to buy a used car – Assessing body condition

When it comes to buying a used car, you need to pay particular attention to the body and its condition because fixing a crumbling car can cost a small fortune. Here’s what you need to look out for.

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How to choose a pressure washer
16 Oct 2018

How to choose a pressure washer

Pressure washers are becoming more and more popular for use around the house and particularly when cleaning a vehicle, here’s how to choose a pressure washer for your car or 4×4.

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Hyundai Elantra SR
15 Oct 2018

How does a turbocharger work?

Turbochargers are becoming more common as a way of getting more power out of smaller engines but how does a turbocharger work?

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Desert driving tips
09 Oct 2018

Desert Driving Tips – Off-Road Driving Techniques

Australia’s central deserts offer some of the most spectacular and isolated terrain on the planet and everyone should take the time to experience the serenity that this amazing environment has to offer. Here are our desert driving tips.

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2017 Škoda Octavia RS 245 Wagon.
02 Oct 2018

Top 5 Best Real-World Performance Cars with Four Seats

There are plenty of performance cars on the market but most cost the earth and plenty only have two usable seats, so, here’s our list of the top 5 best real-world performance cars with four seats.

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Practical Motoring Says: For those after a hero 4x4 ute, the Holden Colorado Z71 has certainly got the look, and since its late-2016 update, which introduced a host of chassis and suspension changes, as well as exterior and interior styling tweaks, it now offers the on-road style and performance to match it with the best in class. It’s lacking a little in off-road performance, but that’s nothing that can’t be remedied by the 4x4 aftermarket.
01 Oct 2018

Top 5 4×4 Vehicle Choice Questions You Should Ask Yourself

Here are the top 5 4×4 vehicle choice questions you should ask yourself before going to buy a new fourby.

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25 Sep 2018

26 laps of the Nurburgring in a Ford Fiesta ST…Just because

Heaven… Or how I lapped the Nurburgring 26 times (or more than 500km) in a Ford Fiesta ST. And you can too – here’s what you need to know.

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10 Sep 2018

How to prepare for remote camping with a camper trailer or caravan

Camping is the gateway to remote area travel, so it’s a good skill to master. Here’s how to prepare for remote camping with a camper trailer or caravan.

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How to drive on sand dunes
10 Sep 2018

How to drive on sand dunes

Driving on flat sand is one thing, but what do you do when you’re confronted with huge sand dunes? Here are the best techniques to drive on sand dunes… and to safely get down the other side.

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03 Sep 2018

How to tow a caravan or camper trailer off-road

Towing is hard enough on-road, let alone towing a caravan or camper trailer across rough terrain. Here are a few simple things to keep in mind

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How to clean pet hair out of your car
28 Aug 2018

How to clean pet hair out of your car

Plenty of us let our fur babies travel in our vehicles and even if you use a seat protector or have a mat in the boot (station wagon) nothing sticks to carpet like pet hair. Here’s how to clean pet hair out of your car.

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27 Aug 2018

How to reverse a trailer

Some people make reversing a trailer look easy. Is it? Here’s everything you need to know about reversing a trailer.

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Check your fluids
23 Aug 2018

How to perform a quick car safety check

Keeping your car in good running order might sound like a daunting prospect but it isn’t. Here’s how to perform a quick car safety check…start the clock.

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21 Aug 2018

Everything you need to know about winch recoveries

There’s no substitute for a winch when it comes to pulling a stuck vehicle out of its predicament, especially when travelling solo, but whether you’re using a hand winch or a vehicle-mounted electric winch, there’s plenty of other gear you’ll need to perform a successful and safe extraction.

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